The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On the heels of one of the three strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the United States came the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a half-million homes—followed by the human tragedy of government mismanagement, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself.
In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley finds the true heroes of this unparalleled catastrophe, and lets the survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina.
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The great deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf CoastUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Brinkley is a historian, not a journalist used to word counts, which may explain how he managed to take 624 pages to cover the shortest chronology (August 27 through September 3, 2005) of these ... Read full review
Review: The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf CoastUser Review - Martha - Goodreads
As someone who was there...Superdome durung Hurricane Katrina, I read this book with a critical eye. The author has a list of books and articles he has written, so I thought this would be a good read ... Read full review